Disability Services

The Arc of Minnesota

952-920-0855 or toll-free 833-450-1494

The Arc of Minnesota is a private, non-profit, statewide organization. The mission of The Arc of Minnesota is to support and advocate for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families as they choose how they live, learn, work and play. The Arc of Minnesota and local chapters of The Arc provide crucial information for people with developmental disabilities and their families, connect them with resources, and stand with them when they need an advocate.

If you or a family member has an IDD or want to learn more about the organization Arc team members can explain the options available to you. They can discuss income and disability based programs. Please note The Arc cannot fill out or submit applications for you.

Disability Benefits 101

For people with all types of disabilities (both physical and developmental), you may learn more about how the public programs included on this site work for people with disabilities by visiting the Disability 101 website.  Disability 101 provides information on programs such as SSI, SSDI, MSA and other programs for people with disabilities that are not included on this site. The Disability 101 website provides tools so that you can access how employment, cash benefits and public programs (such as those included here) affect one another so that you can make informed decisions about your own circumstances.  It is recommended that you screen your family first on Bridge to Benefits to determine your potential eligibility for this wide range of programs and then visit the Disability 101 website.

Disability Hub MN (Formerly Disability Linkage Line)


Disability Hub MN is a free, statewide information and referral resource that provides Minnesotans with disabilities and chronic illnesses a single access point for all disability related questions. Disability Hub MN provides service to the entire state from four locations: St. Paul, Rochester, Bemidji and Brainerd. On the website, you can chat with options counselors and read about topics such as work, home, health and money. Under the "Hub partners" tab, you'll find additional resources for professionals. These include:

·         Links to planning tools, such as DB101

·         Resources to help you talk about work and facilitate successful employment outcomes

·         Tools and strategies to balance work and benefits

·         Promotional materials, including sample social media posts, Hub logos and a request form for magnets and other "swag"

Disability Minnesota
The website provides a single entry point to over 100 Minnesota state agency programs, products, and services that are devoted to the range of disability issues. It also provides access to laws, statutes, and regulations in pertinent disability-related areas.

Access North
Access North serves residents with disabilities in the counties of Aitkin, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis. The comprehensive services offered include advocacy, an independent living skills program, peer/group support, PCA Choice, and employment transition and relocation services. In addition, they offer consumer directed community supports, an assistive technology program and public information about disabilities and /or independent living.